We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 130 Sydney accommodations

Backpackers HQ

174 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Backpackers HQ to your Saves list
Backpackers HQ
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
67%
Ranked #26 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
athomestation Ennis
  • Reviews (65)
  • Photos (14)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (11)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

65 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    24
    18
    11
    5
    7
See reviews for
Families
0
13
29
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel is decent, the people staying are very friendly and inviting. I hope you like bed bugs... The cleaners have been told by the owners not to steam clean the mattresses and to only use bug spray on them. Bed bugs, bed bugs, bed bugs! :/ The brown blankets NEVER get washed just get folded up and put back... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ennis
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay, a few friends of mine who had stayed a couple of nights previously recommended it. Staff were nice and helpful, room clean and Some excellent. Hill out areas, kitchen and eating area. I would definitely stay here again if in Sydney.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure who is writing the positive reviews for this place - but I found almost the total opposite. Positives: nice location and cool courtyard area. Negatives: The ten bed room is cramped and filthy. With one toilet/shower between ten. The lock on the doer is broken so don't bother with privacy when taking a dump. Some of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had one night here as it was a stop over, and usually they only allow you to have two minimum so it was great that they gave us this special deal of one night. Charming and friendly staff and beautifully decorated. Nice and clean room, clear instructions on keys, cups and bed linen. Great facilities and loads of space!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

My stay at HQ was very good. It was one of the best hostels I stayed in during my trip. The staf is friendly and helpful. Of you want they can even help you te find a cheap appartment of you want to stay longer. When I arrived it was not fully booked and I got af ree upgrade for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you're planning on staying at a hostel in Sydney, stay here. Great location, great price, great people. What more could you ask for. Although i stayed there as a 'long termer' i made every effort to connect with people there only for a few nights. The hostel is well furnished and well looked after. Free WiFi and Breakfast is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I had a great time at this hostel. This is the best hostel in Sydney if I compare it to the other hostels where I stayed at. The breakfast is great and the rooms are clean. If you sleep in a room at the street side, than you have noice from outside, but you'll have that in every other hostel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The biggest issue with this place is the dictatorship owners. I personally never got fined but to fine a cash strapped backpacker $1 for every minute late after check out and $50 for not washing dishes seems overly harsh. They have CCTV and they scan through it with $ signs in their eyes. We also over heard them seeking to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oldham, Lancashire
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The hostel is really easy to find especially from the airport. It's right next to the train station. Though it is unfortunately the red light district of Sydney. It was lots of bars and clubs for backpackers but we never let a girl walk home solo as it just wasn't safe. I stayed in the 8bed mixed dorm and although... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bergen, Norway
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This hostel is a bit pricy, but the standard is much better than other hostels. It's generally clean and the silent hours are respected, contrary to many other hostels in Australia. The location is good, with a 3 minute walk to the subway and 5 minute walk to the nearest super market. Walking into the city takes about 20 minutes,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Backpackers HQ, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Backpackers HQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backpackers HQ

Address: 174 Victoria St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, HostelWorld and HostelBookers so you can book your Backpackers HQ reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (11)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Amenities

Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Backpackers HQ is a friendly, clean and safe oasis in the heart of Kings Cross. We have just undergone a major renovation to modernise this beautiful building. Our friendly staff will make you feel welcome with FREE Breakfast daily, FREE Internet, FREE airport shuttle pick-up (conditions apply), FREE entry and FREE drinks in local bars and clubs. Our rooms are spacious, clean and secure with beautifully polished wooden floor boards or tiles. Many rooms have en-suites and fridges. All have security locker storage. Relax in our new TV lounge area or out the back in the timber decked courtyard. A great place to make new friends. Our friendly and helpful staff can help you find a job, buy a car, show you Sydney like us locals know it or tell you where to party every night! ... more   less 
Number of rooms
24

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer